November is here! We have some exciting updates and some great reading for you this month.
In this monthly round-up, we share news from the Wellstreet team, announcements about our HQ, The Factory, as well as some exciting updates from our portfolio and network.
💊 We hope you’re all keeping up morale, determination and doubling down on vitamin doses, as new government restrictions were announced in Sweden to keep us safe and limit the spread of the pandemic.
🔔 Last month, we had our 5th Wellstreet Launchpad event powered by Google for Startups!
⬥ 17 companies participated digitally
⬥ 10 mentors joined us from Ireland, the US, the UK, Israel, Poland and Spain!
⬥ We hosted 5 live sessions
⬥ We organised 22 one-on-one mentoring sessions
⬥ There was only 1 incident of “zoom fail” when one participant forgot his camera was on and started multi-tasking, getting ready for a shower... 🙈
We explored a wide range of topics with our teams, such as data structuring & management in Google Cloud, product design, machine learning. Then some of us deep-dived into advanced user research, Google Analytics, value proposition vs usability and the importance of a clean CRM as an invaluable data source.
The team’s favourite session was our Fireside Chat with one of our alumni companies, Tibber, with co-founder and CPO Daniel Linden and our CEO Mikael Wintzell. We have just released the full video on our Youtube channel and a summary of the session on our website for you all to enjoy!
🔔 We became finalists in the Nordic Startup Awards, Investor of the Year! We are super excited to see our name up there with 3 fantastic fellow investors, and are really grateful for those who nominated us. Now the public vote begins and we would appreciate your support! If you love us and enjoy reading this Journal, please vote for us here!
👋 Meet Emelie, the Co-Founder and Creative Director of Anatomic Studios during her guest appearance on The Active Amputee podcast, sharing Anatomic Studios’ vision and products for the amputee community.
🌌 Ocast launched its brand new platform, check it out. They are now receiving over 171 advertising requests in a week 🤯. Read more about it here.
💰 Pensure shares their plans after raising over 5M SEK in this piece. Keep an eye out for their new website to be released in a couple of weeks.
🎉 Last but not least, Habity is also a finalist of Startup Nordic Awards, for Startup of the Year! The Habity team has spent the last 12 months obsessed with customer engagement. They now have 220,000 monthly active users on the platform with over 60,000 homes listed. They deserve your support for all their hard work, so you can vote here!
⬥ 2020 is almost up. To get you to the finish line this year, AWS has a great online event to support the startup ecosystem:
💥Re:Invent: Nov 30th – Dec 18th (free to attend)💥
re:Invent will feature hundreds of streaming sessions across 50+ content tracks (Including Dedicated Startup Tracks) with live Q&A by AWS Experts, hear from cloud leaders, and be the first to learn what's new and next from AWS. REGISTER HERE
⬥ To help customers beat the November blues and isolation that comes with working from home, our startups are hard at work sharing their expertise: check out Hemset’s tips on home lighting, and take things to the next level by booking an online workshop with Skillbreak on how best to set up the lighting in your home or use colour to brighten things up in that home office. 🌞 💡 🏡
⬥ Here’s a great piece for early-stage b2b SaaS companies on how to structure pipeline reviews. By Jessica Lin co-founder & VC @Work_Bench. 📈
⬥ And finally, in case you missed it, here is a map of the world’s most successful female founders! It turns out, they do exist and in 2019 21 Unicorns were female-led. 💃 💪
Join and go #foreverforward!
Here are a few interesting job opportunities from our teams. Apply or share with any superstars you know.
⬥ Skillbreak wants to strengthen their team and they are looking for a brilliant full-stack-developer to be part of their growth journey. 💻
⬥ Textual has a few remote positions open that are worth taking a look at. Check them out. 😎